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Yadōkai (夜道怪 Yadōkai, lit. Night Road Mysterious Being) is a human-like yōkai.

Appearance

Personality

History

GeGeGe no Kitarō: The Demon Flute Eloim Essaim

2007 Anime

Yadōkai appears in episode #52 of the fifth anime adaptation, Terror! Yadōkai.

He makes another appearance in episode #79,Tenacity of Mystical Snake! Tsuchinoko!!. In this episode, he is chosen as the 8th of the chosen 47 Yōkai Warriors of Japan and the representative of Saitama. His mark is located on his chin.

Powers and Abilities

Legend

Yadōkai is a derogatory term for Kōya Hijiri, Japanese monks from Mount Kōya who traveled around the country to preach Buddhism. Yadōkai refers to former monks who turned to mischief. They are considered to be a kind of yokai doing various mischievous acts such as wandering at night, damaging property, injuring people, or even kidnapping children.

Trivia

  • He is called "Shadow Man" in Animax Asia's English dub.

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